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C25K W6D2

Friday, June 25, 2010

Not really much to report today other than I got this done early in the morning...well for me at least! Felt strong through the entire training, HR stayed lower than normal, but that translates to less calories burned too!

Here's how today went

1-5 w/u walk @4.0
5-15 run @ 5.8
15-18 walk @ 4.0
18-28 run @ 5.8 (2.48 miles)
28-33 walk @ 4.0 (2.80 miles)

Boring results today.... avg hr 148, max hr 166, calories burned 277

I am surprised and pleased that I'm still running these longer intervals at 5.8! I really thought by this time that I would have to lower my speed! Maybe I shouldn't have spoke so soon... 25 min straight run coming Sunday! emoticon

  
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BETRME100 6/25/2010 8:11PM

    Congrats on your progress and good luck with Sunday's run!! I'm in the middle of putting together a treadmill that I bought last night...what a job!!

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 6/25/2010 10:12AM

    You ARE doing great!
I am doing this program too, so just had to stop by your blog for a peek...
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PERFECTVELVET 6/25/2010 10:11AM

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I don't have a treadmill or a HRM so I have no idea how fast I'm running, but I suspect really slowly, lol. I'm on W7D2 (for tomorrow) and 25 minutes feels like a breeze!

It's an amazing feeling to be completing this! Keep rockin' it!

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Weekend Challenge #8... WooHoo 100's

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Challenge will run FRIDAY - TUESDAY

Your challenge is to perform 5-100's of anything you want each day! All strength and planned fitness minutes count....you pick your pleasure every day. For every 100 completed each day you'll earn a emoticon ...Complete 5-100's in one day and earn an emoticon! Please use these emoticons when posting your accomplishments to the Forest! The reps of 100 must be the same exercise, but always remember to work different muscle groups daily to allow recovery to work its magic! Try to incorporate 100 Fitness Minutes into at least 2 of your 5 days, of course the more sweaty cardio the better!

*Friday ~5 emoticon's = 1 emoticon day!
100 Dumbbell Chest Press
100 Tricep Dips
100 Push Ups
100 Dumbbell Flies
100 Fitness Minutes
*Saturday ~5 emoticon's = 1 emoticon day!
100 Lying Adduction
100 Lying Abduction
100 Butt Kicks
100 Squats
100 Bridges
*Sunday ~4 emoticon
100 Bicycle Crunches
100 Reverse Crunches
100 Dumbbell Side Bends
100 Crunches w/ Twist
*Monday ~5 emoticon's =1 emoticon day
100 Bicep Curls
100 Lateral Raises
100 Kickbacks
100 Dumbbell Flies
100 One Arm Rows
*Tuesday ~5 emoticon's = 1 emoticon day
100 Fitness Minutes
100 Wall Push Ups
100 Seated Leg Extensions
100 Back Extensions
100 Bridges

Challenge total:24 WooHoo's 4 Awesome Days!

  


C25K W6D1

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It is so humid and sticky today and I could tell how much that affected my breathing...it felt like all I was sucking in was steam from a hot shower! Trust me I need one of those now, just not hot! LOL!

Here's how today went
1-5 w/u walk @ 4.0
5-10 run @ 5.8
10-13 walk @4.0
13-21 run @ 5.8
21-24 walk @ 4.0
24-29 run @ 5.8 (2.48 miles)
29-34 c/d walk @ 4.0(2.80 miles)

Avg hr 149, Max hr 169, Calories 289

Couple days off of training then on to 10 min runs Friday!

  
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NEWNAC304 6/22/2010 4:26PM

    Kudos to you for even getting out there and exercising! I do mine inside, especially in this heat. Good luck!

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MSJUCY1 6/22/2010 3:29PM

    Keep up the great work! I loved the c25k program! Good luck!

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June Goals...Week 3 Progress

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

This week brought its share of challenges! I had to switch my usual off day due to being sick, a family open house where junk food was in abundance and a Father's Day packed full of activity! I'm proud to say that I took each day and made it the best it could be!

Huge victory was all mine Saturday as I avoided ALL temptation at the open house even with everyone around me chowing on chocolate something! Sunday was the first day since the beginning of the month that I did not hit my daily calorie burned goal! I'm okay with it though because despite having a packed day I made sure to get in my training run!

Here's what the weeks calories burned looked like:

June 15: 688
June 16: Off Day (sick)
June 17: 615
June 18: 662
June 19: 586
June 20: 365
June 21: 598

CI June 15 - June 21: 9016 Calories
Differential June 15 - June 21: 6097 Calorie Deficit
Weekly Weight loss: Wednesday June 22 ~ -Will update with weekly info tomorrow!

Numbers this week were not quite as high/low as the previous weeks, but I guess that's to be expected with busy days.... I still hit 3500 calories burned for the week!

  
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/22/2010 5:04PM

    WTG on your calories burned!

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C25K W5D3...Are you Mental?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Realization hit early this morning that today's run was going to take some serious determination! For hours I continued to doubt that I could dig deep enough and finally just decided it's now or never! The longer I sat and tried to prepare the more I feared... I just had to quit thinking and "Just do it"!

Stats today are simple:

1-5 Walk w/u @ 4.0
5-25 Run @ 5.8
25-30 Walk c/d @ 4.0

Avg hr 155, Max hr, 175, Calories burned, 285 (WTH, that's it?) Miles, (WTH again, I didn't even look..are you kidding) emoticon

Today I discovered just how Mental I am!!! Then entire run was constant self chatter, thoughts never ending of "you can't make it" quickly turning to "you know you can" ! I pictured every possible thing you can think of... including the chocolate cake at the Open House yesterday that I was determined NOT to eat! Telling myself that if you defeated that challenge there is absolutely NO reason that you can not dig deep enough to conquer the one you're facing now! 20 minutes is a long time to have "Battle of the Brain" let me tell ya! There were so many times that I wanted to hit pause and take a break, more than once I almost lowered my speed, but something, somewhere made me keep running...maybe it was knowing I had to write this blog!

I never stopped, I never slowed down....I ran for 20 minutes! emoticon

  
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/21/2010 5:49PM

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PSFITMOMMY413 6/20/2010 6:06PM

    Way to go!

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KALISWALKER 6/20/2010 4:13PM

    emoticonCookiedog!

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NEWNAC304 6/20/2010 2:22PM

    Awesome job!

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WINKERDINK 6/20/2010 12:46PM

    emoticonYou are amazing! I had no doubt you would do it!
emoticon emoticonTake that, cake! Dawn's a runner! emoticon

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DANCEROFEGYPT 6/20/2010 12:46PM

    You are amazing! I have made it to Week 5 and had the same mental issues! The furthest I've been able to make it in this program is Week 7 and there I stay. So I just restart it and see if over time I'll be able to budge past that mysterious number 7 LOL. Have to remember once upon a time I didn't run at all. Making it to any week is an accomplishment through and through.

Keep going. Its worth it. And you have shown the world you can do it!

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GOROSIEO 6/20/2010 12:41PM

    YAAAAAAAY! I know what an accomplishment this because I did it last year and also dug deep. Now you can conquer the world!

Also-love the "Battle of the Brain". I'm constantly battling. You need to read blog from Slowest Loser Team. He talks about "I" and "self" (think that's it). Like we are two beings.
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DEFIB64 6/20/2010 12:40PM

    Congrats on completing..assume you are doing the run on the treadmill? I find now that I am loving being outdoors running, even though a month ago, unless it was completely dark out (didn't want anyone to see me run), I decided, what the hell...why should I care about what ppl think...I am out there doing it and that is all that matters..
The treadmill in my basement does get used but only on those days that it is too damn hot out or pouring down rain....am wanting to run 4-5 times a week now but will slowly work my way up to it!
Good luck and keep up the good work..you can do it!! emoticon

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EPOLLEY06 6/20/2010 12:38PM

    Congrats! That's fantastic!!! Keep the battle up! You can do it!!!!

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SHARONMANC 6/20/2010 12:37PM

    Congrats, I am on week 4 and i have those conversations with myself, My friends keeps tellign me it is mind over matter, half the battle is mental, and I sure am that lol. Your doing amazing.



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